Profile and statistical information for various countries and regions around the world

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Profile Information

CIA World Factbook

This web-site contains a lot of good information about different countries including maps and statistics.
Website: www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook

Come Back Alive

This unique site gives details about the world's most dangerous places and offers some information and advice for travellers.
Website: www.comebackalive.com

European Information Network in the UK

This web site brings together contact details for organisations and individuals in the UK and its regions that provide EU information and advice for the general public, the academic community and business. You will also find addresses for EU Institutions and Agencies that are based in the UK; MEPs; sectoral bodies with EU interests e.g. the TUC; and other sources supported by the European Commission.
Website: www.europe.org.uk

Expat Network

This website allows you to choose a country to find visa requirements, cuisine, culture, public holidays and lots of other useful information.
Website: www.expatnetwork.com

GOV.UK

This website provides the latest and widest range of public service information from the UK government. It includes info for those planning to live abroad including: UK Passport Info & Application, UK Consulates & Embassies, Immunisations and Travel Health, Country Travel Advice, Customs & Duties Information.
Website: www.gov.uk/browse/abroad/living-abroad

GROWup - Geographical Research On War, Unified Platform

This service from ETH Zurich can keep you informed about current and future trends of any country's stability. This includes data about violence and conflict. Access is mostly free.
Website: https://growup.ethz.ch

IHS Jane's 360

This web-site has news and archive information on defense, security, terrorism and risk of countries of the world.
Website: www.janes.com

Kwintessential Language and Culture Specialists

Kwintessential are a UK based Christian owned company who provide information and services to the international business community on cross-cultural issues and translation. Their site has a country profiles directory including over 40 countries. These include very interesting 'Etiquette,Customs and Protocol Guides'. The site also includes several cultural awareness quizzes. They are ISO:9001 accredited and have many years of experience. Discount for fellow Christian companies.
Website: www.kwintessential.co.uk
Email:
Tel: 01460 279900

OAG

OAG is the world’s leading independent source of flight schedule information and OAG.com has the largest list of flight schedules from around the world. The site also lists basic details about different countries including: local time, language, electricity supply, int. dialing code, driving permit needed, currency, business hours, public holidays & climate. Much of the content has to be paid for, but a free trial is available.
Website: www.oag.com

Population Reference Bureau

An interesting site with all the information and statistics you need about world, continent and individual country 'population'.
Website: www.prb.org

ReliefWeb

This website has an information section that lists Countries, Emergencies & Natural Disasters by Region.
Website: www.reliefweb.int

Search Engine Colossus

Search Engine Colossus is an International directory of search engines. It offers you links to search engines from 219 countries around the world! It also offers the facility to search the web in different languages.
Website: www.searchenginecolossus.com

SmarterTravel

This web-site includes popular destination guides and many articles about global locations.
Website: www.smartertravel.com

Travel Help

This is a network of people ready to answer questions about the areas they live in or have travelled extensively in. Also information about accommodation and country filefacts.
Website: www.travellerspoint.com/helpersearch.cfm

TripAdvisor

TripAdvisor® is the world's largest travel site. TripAdvisor offers advice from travellers and a wide variety of travel choices and planning features with seamless links to booking tools. TripAdvisor branded sites make up the largest travel community in the world, reaching 315 million unique monthly visitors, and more than 190 million reviews and opinions covering more than 4.4 million accommodations, restaurants and attractions. The sites operate in 45 countries worldwide.
Website: www.tripadvisor.co.uk

UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office

This web-site includes official 'travel advice' and information on 'British Diplomatic Missions' abroad as well as up-to-date international news. As well as a directory of UK embassies overseas, it also has a list of foreign embassies in the UK.
Website: www.fco.gov.uk

US Library of Congress Country Studies

This web-site contains comprehensive online guides of roughly 100 countries.
Website: http://lcweb2.loc.gov/frd/cs/cshome.html

World Travel Guide

World Travel Guide offers destination guides, features, travel deals, events and more.
Website: www.worldtravelguide.net

World Travel Server

This worldwide tourism portal includes information about every country pulled from various sources, with a very user friendly interface.
Website: www.worldtravelserver.com
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Statistical Information

CIA World Factbook

This web-site contains a lot of good information about different countries including maps and statistics.
Website: www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook

Employment Conditions Abroad Ltd

This UK company manage a 'cost of living' index for many countries and will, for a fee, supply you with details about any of the countries in its information.
Website: www.eca-international.co

NationMaster

NationMaster.com is a massive central data source and a handy way to graphically compare nations. NationMaster is a vast compilation of data from such sources as the CIA World Factbook, United Nations, World Health Organization, World Bank, World Resources Institute, UNESCO, UNICEF and OECD. Using the onsite form, you can generate maps and graphs on all kinds of statistics with ease.
Website: www.nationmaster.com

Population Reference Bureau

A site with all the statistics you need about world, continent and individual country 'population'.
Website: www.prb.org

Statista

Statista is an international statistics platform on the web. With data on over 60,000 topics from over 18,000 sources, we offer an extremely broad spectrum of information.
Website: www.statista.com

UK Department for International Development

An informative web-site which includes 'Statistics on International Development'.
Website: www.dfid.gov.uk

US Census Bureau

This web page allows you to obtain summary demographic data for one or more countries.
Website: www.census.gov/ipc/www/idb

Wholesome Words 'Worldwide Missions'

This U.S. page entitled 'Great Commission and the Harvest Fields' has collated a number of interesting physical and religious statistics about the world.
Website: www.wholesomewords.org/missions/greatc.html
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